FilmScene is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural vitality of the Iowa City area through film that challenges, inspires, educates and entertains.

The Picture Show

The Picture Show

The Picture Show family and children’s series is curated by FilmScene and proudly presented by MidWestOne Bank. The ongoing series features the best in all ages programming. Summer shows on Saturday & Tuesday at 10am and Thursday at 3pm. All tickets are only $2.50, making The Picture Show a reliable, affordable weekly entertainment choice.

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June 20, 23 & 25
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
(1965) Dir. Robert Wise.
The hills—and the big screen—are alive with this 50th anniversary restoration of the classic musical.

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June 27, 30 & July 2
ROAR
(1981) Dir. Noel Marshall.
No animals were harmed—but 70 crew were!—in this real-life, must-see adventure story re-release.

Music Man

July 4, 7 & 9
THE MUSIC MAN
(1962) Dir. Morton DaCosta
A charismatic huckster arrives in River City, Iowa with the promise of creating a “boy’s band” for the town in this classic Meredith Wilson musical adaptation of the Broadway hit.

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July 11, 14 & 16
KUNG FU PANDA
(2008) Dir. M. Osborne, J. Stevenson.
Po the Panda is chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite his novice martial arts skills.

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July 18, 21 & 23
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
(1971) Dir. Mel Stuart.
The last of five coveted “golden tickets” falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy, who is invited on a thrilling tour of Willy Wonka’s tempting candy factory.

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July 25, 28 & 30
THE GOONIES
(1985) Dir. Richard Donner.
A classic 80s kids adventure follows a group of misfit kids who discover a map to One-Eyed Willy’s treasure ship. But can they beat Mama Fratelli’s outlaws to the loot?

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August 1, 4 & 6
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS
(2009) Dir. Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon.
In an entertaining plot that lives up to its name, a ragtag group of monsters is enlisted by a reluctant President to battle an alien robot and save the world!

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August 8, 11 & 13
E.T.
(1982) Dir. Steven Spielberg
When a boy discovers a lost alien, they form a deep bond. But E.T. needs to get home. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adventure is also a touching portrait of childhood mystery.

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